Skip to comments.Stossel Interviews FNC Primetime Hosts About First Jobs To Show Young People They Should Aim Lower
Posted on 07/12/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Fox Business Network host John Stossel appeared on Fox News Channels Fox & Friends on Thursday to dispel the myth that there are almost no low or no experience jobs available. He also interviewed Fox News Channels primetime hosts about their first jobs to show young people that they might have expectations that are preventing them from taking these kinds of jobs.
Fill-in host Peter Johnson asked Stossel if young Americans were aiming too high. Stossel agreed and said that older people were also thinking that way too.
Right outside the welfare office where people told us there were no jobs we found, within a couple hours, 40 jobs, said Stossel.
Everybody had a first job, said Johnson. I was a messenger. What did you do?
I worked on an assembly line, said Stossel. I hated it. It was hot and boring. It taught me that I better get good grades in school so I might have some other alternatives.
Stossel interviewed the Fox prime time lineup about their first jobs to illustrate the point.
I had the job of getting all the coins from the cash register and putting all the pennies in those paper rolls, said Greta Van Susteren. It was dreadfully dull and I decided I had to have a job that was fascinating.
Sean Hannity said that the first job he had as a kid was washing dishes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He said that experience taught me what hard work is. Hannity said he worked many jobs in the restaurant and construction industries before moving on to radio and television.
My first job at 16 was working a Carvel ice cream stand out on Old Country Road in Westbury, Long Island, said Bill OReilly. It taught me to show up on time. He said he got minimum wage but all the hot fudge sundaes he wanted.
Stossel returned to say that a mistake he thinks young people make is not being persistent. Martha MacCallum talks about how she had to apply, apply, apply pester them until she got the first job.
Companies are disorganized, said Stossel. They dont need anybody until they do.
Johnson asked Stossel about his opinion on minimum wage, which he opposes. Stossel said if the market set the wage, minimum wage earners would probably make more.
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After people at that welfare office told me, Theres nothing out there, nothing! no jobs available, my team of four researchers (two of them interns) walked the area within a few blocks of the jobs center. In a few hours, they found 40 job openings! 24 of the employers said they had entry-level positionsno experience necessary.
As you may have seen in the Out of Work special tonight, that repeats on Fox Business on Wednesday at 9pm, a manager of a frozen-yogurt store told us, We need two or three people all the time basically. At a new restaurant, the manager said, Were hiring for cashiers. Also chefs and prep guys.
Less than one block away, the owner of a restaurant called the Pink Tea Cup told me he would hire 12 to 14 people immediately, if workers would just apply.
I would hire more than that but you know the hardest thing is to get good help, he said.
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She wouldn't have to ask me twice.
IMO, this election will be about the givers vs the takers.
Heres our list of the employers that had entry-level jobs:
Jack Rabbit Sports
Pret A Manager
The Soft Serve Fruit Co.
Hale and Hearty
White House Black Market
Bourbon Coffee Shop
Pink Tea Cup
New Valentino Market
Flavaboom Frozen Yogurt
Why, at a time of high unemployment, dont more people apply for these jobs? The owner of the Pink Tea Cup, one block away from the welfare office, said, They dont want to get off the welfare system because theyre happy its taking care of them.
I have a nephew who lost a job as a waiter due to not showing up. My wife helped him get a job as a painter, 12.00/hr., and a week into the job he took two days off to go to a concert.
I was going to say that the FNC Special “Out of Work” is a must-watch, but the McCallum thing got me all distracted...
They dont want to get off the welfare system because theyre happy its taking care of them.
This country is becoming morally bankrupt with a lack of personal pride.
They want to be CEO.
Look at their role model.
Third time elected he was CEO.
This election will be about the productive versus the parasites. Unfortunately, the parasites seem to win even when they lose.
“They want to be CEO.”
Exactly, they forget there is a training period. When I was an IT manager, I would interview programming applicants that wanted to know ‘How long do I have to stay in this trainee slot before I can move up?’ Some nerve huh?
As a recruiter, I was always amused and frustrated by recent grads thinking they’re going to be VPs or at minimum managers.
The following message was published many years ago, utilizing Williams' warning about the negative consequences of minimum wage laws on families and those who most need work experience and earnings. His words were true then, and he repeated them on Stossel just recently. Isn't it interesting that truth is the same decade after decade?
Dr. Williams understands and has been teaching, speaking, and writing about the tragic consequences of the so-called "progressive" policies which Democrats have inflicted upon Americans--all in the name of "helping" them.
Slavery to government is no better than slavery to individual masters. Yet, the "regressives" continue to buy power and influence by promoting policies that destroy opportunity, prosperity, and freedom for our own and future generations.
The best way to get a job is try and talk to the manager..or construction superintendent..bring a resume
Go back in a week and keep going back
They may even know someone who is hiring
Stossel does a service by highlighting the ridiculous expectations many people have when they look for work. I suspect that a majority of FReepers started out by taking whatever job they could find. Some used it as a stepping stone to a better position and/or to gain experience in a particular field. Some used it to make some spending money for the summer. Either way, no one expected to start at the top or be paid the same wage/salary as someone with experience and skills. Apparently, that has changed. The ‘work ethic’ has disappeared and the ‘entitlement’ ethic has replaced it. This will not end well for our nation.
I’ll do anything to avoid hiring in this regulatory climate.
Whether it is a service or a product, the process has to be designed to minimize and eliminate people.
The best way to avoid being buried by government regulation is having fewer employees.
My advice to people looking for work is to go to employment agencies and be as valuable as possible through hard work, knowledge and natural ability. And take what they give you! If you’re a good value, you’ll be valued.
Welfare recipients who vote, will vote for more welfare.
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